Great starts for the Lionel Messi in the Copa America 2021 Opener game against Chile by scored a direct free-kick on 14 June game. Despite this kick of Messi for Argentina, the effort was not enough for win against chile as Eudardo Vargas second half strike ended a game in draw.
However this is the 57th goal for the Messi of Free kick meant the FC barcelona star is only five gaols away to break the Diego Maradona’s record of 62 goals.
In total for Messi, his 57 goals represent 7.6% of his 745 career goals while for Maradona, the 62 free-kicks over the 353 goals represent 17% of his goals.
In the all-time list, Messi is at the 11th spot and 20 goals away from Brazil set-piece expert Juninho, who has 77 goals to his name before retiring in 2013.
The other names in the top 10 lists in (ascending order) Rogerio Ceni – 59, Marcelinho Carioca, Ronald Koeman – 60, Zico – 62, Diego Maradona – 62, David Beckham – 65, Ronaldinho – 66, Victor Legrottaglie – 66, Pele – 70